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TopNewestQuestion 2\[(xy-7)^2=x^2+y^2\Rightarrow x^2y^2-14xy+49=x^2+y^2 \\ x^2y^2-12xy+36+13=x^2+y^2+2xy \\ (x+y+xy-6)(x+y-xy+6)=13=13×1=1×13=-13×-1=-1×-13 \\ (x,y)=(3,4),(4,3),(0,7),(7,0)\] – Akshat Sharda · 5 months ago

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– Abhisek Mohanty · 5 months ago

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question 11 given 34x=43y =>34x+43x=43(y+x) =>77x=43(x+y) now 43 does not divide 77 hence x+y contains 77 i.e-11*7 hence x+y is not prime. – Alekhya China · 4 months, 4 weeks ago

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– Abdur Rehman Zahid · 4 months, 4 weeks ago

That does not exclude the possibility of x+y being odd but not primeLog in to reply

– Alekhya China · 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Can you please explain me what u are trying to say?Log in to reply

Which grade you in ? – Rajdeep Dhingra · 5 months ago

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Question 9We shall analyze 2 cases.Case 1Either of \(a,b\) is even.WLOG let \(a\) be even.Then \(ab(a-b)=45045\) is even.But 45045 is odd,contradiction. Hence no solutions exist in this case.

Case 2Both \(a,b\) are odd.Then \(a-b\) is even.Therefore \(ab(a-b)=45045\) is even,contradiction.

Hence no solutions exist. – Abdur Rehman Zahid · 5 months ago

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Question 8(i)Let the roots be \(a,b,c,d\).(Note that the roots are positive).Then: \[\begin{align} p&=-(a+b+c+d)\\ q&=ab+ac+ad+bc+bd+cd\\ r&=-(abc+abd+acd+bcd)\\ s&=abcd \end{align}\] \(pr-16s\geq 0\implies (a+b+c+d)(abc+abd+acd+bcd)\geq 16abcd\) which follows by applying AM-GM on each term.

I couldn't understand;what does the variable "a" denote in Q 8(ii)? – Abdur Rehman Zahid · 5 months ago

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Question 1\[\begin{align} x &\equiv 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 \pmod{7}\\ x^3 &\equiv 0,1,-1\pmod{7} \end{align}\]Assume that either of \(a,b,c\) is a multiple of 7.

Then obviously \(abc(a^3-b^3)(b^3-c^3)(c^3-a^3)\) is a multiple of 7.

So now WLOG assume that \(a,b,c\not\equiv 0\pmod{7}\).Then \(a^3,b^3,c^3\equiv 1,-1\pmod{7}\).There are \(2\times 2\times 2=8\) different possible cases corresponding to the different values of \(a^3,b^3\) and \(c^3\) modulo 7,which are: \[\begin{array}{c|c|c|c} \text{Values modulo 7} & a^3 & b^3 & c^3 \\ \hline \text{Case 1} & 1 & 1 & 1 \\ \hline \text{Case 2} & -1 & -1 & -1 \\ \hline \text{Case 3} & 1 & -1 & -1 \\ \hline \text{Case 4} & -1 & 1 & -1 \\ \hline \text{Case 5} & -1 & -1 & 1 \\ \hline \text{Case 6} & -1 & 1 & 1 \\ \hline \text{Case 7} & 1 & -1 & 1 \\ \hline \text{Case 8} & 1 & 1 & -1 \end{array}\]

Observe that,because of the symmetry of the expression,Cases 3,4,5 and Cases 6,7,8 are equivalent.Therefore,we only need to check Case 1,2,3 and 6.Simply evaluate the cases to get that \(abc(a^3-b^3)(b^3-c^3)(c^3-a^3)\equiv 0\pmod{7}\;\forall \;a,b,c\in \mathbb{Z}\) – Abdur Rehman Zahid · 5 months ago

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– Abhisek Mohanty · 5 months ago

Nice solution bro..........upvotedLog in to reply

vmc questions – Piyush Kumar Behera · 5 months ago

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Can anyone recommend me some good books for INMO and and other maths olympiad?????????? – Abhisek Mohanty · 5 months, 1 week ago

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Q13 The sum of the digits of any number formed using the given conditions is 1 + 4 + 9+ . . . . + 81 = 285 = 3(95) which implies the number is divisible by 3 but not by 3 squared which is 9. Therefore any number formed using the given conditions is not a perfect square – Alan Joel · 3 months, 2 weeks ago

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